On January 20, 2018, Officer Haytham Elyyan was awarded the Park Forest Police Department’s, Officer of the Year Award. His hard work and dedication also earned him two (2) Outstanding Service Awards and his agencies 3rd Term Award. The Arab American Police Association is proud of his accomplishments. Officer Haytham Elyyan has been a long time member of the association beginning with his service as a Community Service Officer with the Lincolnshire Police Department and then his appointment with the Park Forest Police Department nearly 2 years ago.

Community Safety

Illinois Seat Belt Laws

According to Illinois Law all vehicle occupants, regardless of seating position, are required to use a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt. Fines start at $25 and may vary depending on associated court costs and number of violations.

To view the full copy of the Illinois Seat Belt Law, click here.

The Child Passenger Protection Act was enacted to further protect the most vulnerable occupants of vehicles, young children. The fine for failing to properly restrain a child is $75 for the first offense and $200 for the second offense.

To view the full copy of the Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act, click here.

For information on the Graduated Driver Licensing Law, please visit